Folks know we’re big fans of the BMHS Jazz Band.
The Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band cordially invites you to a reception showing our appreciation for the generous donations we received in support of our recent participation in the Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Beloit Public Library Meeting Room
Monday, August 17, 2009
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cake and Punch will be served.
Preview our New York DVD, featuring photos and video of our experience in New York City.
Mark your calendar. Hope to see you there.
Added to the NPA events calendar.
See what’s going on in the Historic District or right next door and within walking distance.
The Beloit NPA Calendar of Events
Just some of the things available to neighbors living in and around Beloit’s Historic District that are within walking distance.
- - Beloit College
- - Beloit International Film Festival
- - Downtown (shops, dining, live music etc.)
- - Riverfest
- - Friends of Riverfront
- Music at Harry’s Place
- Dancing at Harry’s Place
- Movies in the Park
- Plein Aire
- - Beloit – Janesville Symphony
- - Beloit Fine Arts Incubator
- - Kids Fun and Drama – Music & Acting for kids
- - City Parades
- - Society for Learning Unlimited – SLU
- - Museums
- Logan Museum
- Wright Museum
- - Municipal Building & city services
Friday, April 24:
- 1-6pm – Sneak Preview & Silent Auction Begins
Saturday, April 25th:
- 10:00am – Free Seminar – Master Gardener, Glenn Erickson, “Planters that Pop!”
- 11:00am – Free Seminar – “Compost Happens”
- 5:00-6:00pm – Meet the Artists Reception and Silent Auction.
- 6:00pm – Live Auction
- 8:00pm – Stay, visit, dance…
You know Friends of RiverFront. The same folks that bring us…
- - Plein Air – Edge of the rock painting events (workshops, exhibits and more)
- - Music at Harry’s Place – Friday evenings, outdoors in the pavilion throughout the summer
- - Dancing at Harry’s Place – Monday evenings, outdoors in the pavilian through the summer
- - Saturdays in the Park – Varied community events and entertainment to bring folks together
- - Movies in the Park – Big screen movies outdoors along the riverfront
…along with countless hours of volunteer time and effort planting and maintaining the park’s gardens for all of us to enjoy.
Bloom is their fund-raiser auction to support Beloit riverfront beautification projects.
Nature lovers, Artists, Artisans, and crafters are invited to participate by designing or building garden inspired art.
- - Original Nature Inspired Art: Paintings, Quilts, Jewelry
- - Original Garden Art: Bench, Trellis, Chimes, Pots
- - Original Designed/Built Birdhouses and Feeders
- - Decorated Flower boxes, Birdhouses, Swings
Bloom is a fund-raiser to support Beloit RiverFront beautification projects. Entries are considered a donation to Friends of RiverFront and will be auctioned at a special event April 25, 2009.
Starting April 1, entries will be received Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at The Pump House – Friends of Riverfront – 1003 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI 53511
Tuesday, April 21 will be the last day that entries will be accepted. ~Friends Of Riverfront
Bloom is a great event, a lot of fun and helps make all the things we enjoy down at the riverfront possible.
Well, there’s that and they’re also a wonderful bunch of folks. So create and donate something for the auction and/or come on out for the auction as well.
Hope to see you there.
This and other Friends of Riverfront events in the NPA Calendar.
More about Friends of RiverFront
Fomenting from some conversations with friends a couple months ago I was reminded of a recurring evening’s entertainment I used to enjoy down in Chicago’s Wrigleyville. Being a fan of storytelling I used to attend an open mic evening of storytelling at a coffeehouse off Clark Street. It was very cool and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the level of creativity expressed by those who’s artistic and creative output was through this medium.
Anyway. This next Sunday evening we’re debuting open mic storytelling down at bushel & peck’s.
Storytelling begins at 6:30. We begin accepting names of those wishing to tell a story at 6:00. Names will be selected at random.
The evening will be MC’d by our featured guest storyteller Reid Miller who will also complete our evening with a story of his own.
$5 donation and bushel & peck’s patronage appreciated
This has been added to the NPA calendar.
More information about this at the Stateline Storytelling website.
Where else but next door to the historic districts, in downtown Beloit. Starting tomorrow Friday 3/13 through Tues. 3/17.
- Live Music
- Bagpipe Bands
- Irish Dancers
- Irish Singers
- What else but Corned Beef and Cabbage
- And of course…. Guinness.
Entertainers featured to include…
- the full calendar of events here. Click through to
All this brought to you by our friends at Suds O’Hanahan’s, Kerry Ingredients and the Downtown Beloit Association.
Those that know Ana-n-I know we love to dance.
I just saw that the folks at Forest City Swing in Rockford will be teaching a Lindy workshop at the college followed by a dance. If you like to dance, if you’ve wanted to learn these kids are good!
- Location: Beloit College, Pearsons Hall
- Date: April 11th
- Time: Lindy Workshop 8:30-10:00pm
- Open dance: 10:00pm – 12:00am
Our open dances generally have all ballroom rhythms, including Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo/salsa, Merengue, Viennese Waltz, Jive and Jitterbug, Tango, and some blues. We will also have Lindy music at this particular dance.
The dance is free to all, and is open to off-campus students. We will have refreshments.
We take requests for particular songs and rhythms. If you or your students want to bring specific music (it must be officially owned), feel free.
It’s been added to the NPA calendar. We’ll certainly be there. Join us. It’s just down the street. They’re bringing it to us!
If you’d like more information about Forest City Swing you can find them here.
This last Monday was the first of four Monday’s Suds O’Hanahans is serving up Live Music… on a MONDAY night! How cool is that!
Dave Potter pulled this together as an open Jam and the talent that showed up and performed was AMAZING! If you missed it you missed something really exceptional and special. Don’t miss it again. Come on out and support LIVE Music in Downtown Beloit. So, next Monday, join some friends, buy a drink, drop something in the tip jar and lets keep this going. See the Beloit NPA Calendar of Events for more live music and other events within walking distance of Beloit’s Historic Districts.
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Prior to moving to the area I lived in Evanston IL, another ‘college’ town. So when I was considering where to move in the stateline area the fact that there is a college here was very attractive to me.
Though I was unsure how it might manifest, my expectation from prior experience was that living in a college town would add a layer of arts, entertainment, educational opportunities and… well, sophistication. Though neither of us teach or work at the college we’re frequent beneficiaries of the college being just down the street. It couldn’t be more convenient. We likely take advantage of what’s available more often precisely because it’s adjacent to the historic district. Additionally, we’ve had the opportunity to meet some very interesting neighbors who are professors or otherwise work there.
So with that as preface I was very pleased to see in the mail yesterday the Beloit College Arts & Lectures Calendar. There are many things we’ve circled that we’re now hoping to attend. Some great stuff. I’ve updated and expanded The Beloit NPA calendar with these events and others. Hope to see you out at some of these events.